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3 stars Very Good Rock Album (but nothing more)

Nobody thinking seriously of progressive music can call this LP a masterpiece of progressive music. It's not that I don't like this album - on the contrary: I like it very much and I consider it a really good rock and roll album. But good people, please open your eyes (and ears) and just try to be objective: this is all that it is - very decent rock (or hard rock to be more precise) music, but in no way progressive! This is not only my opinion, but the one officially presented in Rush's "Chronicles" booklet, where you can read: having gone through heavy metal and art rock, the band emerged as an arena and FM radio-oriented band. No further comments needed.

Let us also try to keep the scale: if Moving Pictures gets five stars, than how would you rate the best albums of such progressive groups like Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull, Marillion, and so on? From the same reason (of not being progressive), this Rush album is not to be called excellent addition to any prog music collection. Only their truly progressive albums are! Just listen to "2112", "A Farewell to Kings" and "Hemispheres" and you will know what I mean.

That is why I consider it a jolly good album but certainly not an essential one.

Finally goes my personal recommendation: this is not the best you can get from Rush!

ezra5 | 3/5 |


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